EDMONDS — Two men who reportedly broke into an 82-year-old woman’s Edmonds home Friday said they planned to rob someone to feed their cocaine addictions, according to police reports filed Monday.
The men first tried to get the Edmonds woman to open her front door, asking to use her phone. When she refused, they went around the back of the house and busted out a sliding glass door with a hammer, police wrote in an affidavit.
The robbers first tried to bind the woman’s hands. They ended up shoving her into the bathroom. One kept tabs on the woman while the other ransacked the house.
The woman told police that the men threatened to kill her.
The robbers ran from the house.
One of the suspects was arrested minutes later after officers saw him running into a business. About two hours later, a taxi driver called police, saying he thought the second suspect was in his cab. He told police he was taking the man to the Aurora Transit Center.
Police located the taxi at 244th Street SW and Highway 99. The second suspect was arrested.
Officers were able to recover some of the woman’s belongings, including a large number of coins. Both suspects had glass crack pipes in their pockets.